12.811 Tropical Meteorology

Class Info

A description of the large-scale circulation systems of the tropical atmosphere and analysis of the dynamics of such systems. Topics include: Radiative-convective equilibrium; the Hadley and walker circulation; monsoons; tropical boundary layers; theory of the response of the tropical atmosphere to localized sea-surface temperature anomalies; intraseasonal oscillations; equatorial waves; El Niño/Southern Oscillation; easterly waves; and tropical cyclones.

This class has 12.810, and 12.843 as prerequisites.

12.811 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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